What Is Osmoregulation?

Published on 04-Sep-2022


It is the process by which salt and water are balanced in our bodies. In animals, the process of Osmoregulation is detected by osmoreceptors. It can detect changes in the osmotic pressure. Through this process, an organism can stay completely hydrated. So, every cell in an organism is continuously doing Osmoregulation.

Osmoregulation balances and maintains homeostasis inside the body.

The structures or organs that are involved in Osmoregulation are:

  • Skin

  • Kidneys

  • Bladder

  • Brain 

There are two types of Osmoregulation, one is osmoconformers, and another is osmoregulatory. 

  1. An example of an osmoconformer is fish.  

  2. An example of an osmoregulator is a human. 

Facts about Osmoregulation

  • The process, Osmoregulation, helps to maintain salt and water balance in our body.

  • It is the only way to maintain chemical homeostasis inside our bodies.

  • A few types of organs can do Osmoregulation.

  • The process, Osmoregulation, can be of two kinds.

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